Our History

Pastor Bill J. Gilbert, a native of Midland Texas, is the Senior Pastor of True Grace Christian Fellowship Church, Lithonia, GA. After more than 27 years in the pastorate, Pastor Gilbert has served with tenacity and vigor, as both pastor and founder of True Grace for 12 years. Devoted husband for over 20 years, to First Lady Brenda Gilbert, Pastor Gilbert is also a loving father and grandfather. Educational pursuits include Tilson University in Houston, TX and Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. Pastor Gilbert later went on to Gwinnett Tech where he became certified as a respiratory therapist. Driven to do the work of the Lord, Pastor also attended a host of Theological Seminary Schools, which include Luther Rice, ITC, and Beulah Heights Theological Centers. Pastor Gilbert now serves as the Overseer of the North West District for the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship. Pastor Gilbert’s compassion and dedication to the ministry speaks for itself as he exemplifies what True Grace stands for: The active force within us that gives us the desire and power to do God’s will.